How Drugs Keep Impacting Our Society
According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, heroin and prescription pain pills have topped the list of the top drug threats in the U.S.
The DEA’s admin,Chuck Rosenberg,says that there were more than 46,000 drug overdoses in 2013. Half of those were just from prescription drugs and about 8,000 more from heroin.
The DEA’s 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment reveals that heroin has been the most popular drug in the Northeast and Midwest. Perhaps the most scary fact that they released to the public is that heroin availability has increased in our country by 50% between 2013 and 2014.
The main supplier of heroin is Mexico’s powerful drug cartels.
There are some good news. The declining use and availability of cocaine is at levels as low as the one prior to 2007.
One of Rosenberg’s comments is what really brought attention to his commentary:
“What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal — because it’s not,” Rosenberg said. “We can have an intellectually honest debate about whether we should legalize something that is bad and dangerous, but don’t call it medicine — that is a joke.”